“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”– Laura Ingalls Wilder
It’s the last Sunday of the month and I am sitting here this morning wondering where February went to. I will say I’ve enjoyed this month tremendously and I think it’s because I’ve been outdoors putzing around in our yard. Working in my little garden gives me such peace, and has been helping to relieve tension and stress. Even the simple act of sitting in the warmth of the sun with my eyes closed, soaking up its warmth while listening to the buzz of bees and the whooshing of the hummingbirds, has given me great joy.
I have even taken my camera out again and have been having fun snapping pics of our daily visitor to our feeder. I think I have missed my camera a little and plan to start taking more photos with it instead of always using my phone.
Yesterday we went to our local Summer Winds Nursery and of course I came home with more plants. I bought cinnamon basil, purple leaf basil, nasturtium, lemon verbena, sage, three types of scallions/bunching onions, poblano pepper, a Juliette tomato and two types of strawberries I’ve never seen before. I decided to put the straw berries in hanging baskets and they are now hanging on our back wall where they will get plenty of sun and maybe even visits from our hummingbirds.
I really haven’t been doing too much knitting of late but have made some progress on my vanilla sock mate. I am almost to the heel and maybe will have a pair of finished socks soon. I also hope to finish my handspun shawl by the end of March and feel bad it hasn’t received much love but I tend to go in phases, and my current phase seems to be spinning more than knitting.
As far as reading is concerned, I am still reading Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah and Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Foret, which is almost a companion book to her Apothecary: Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Herbal Medicine class that I am finishing up. I haven’t been reading as much this month as other things of preoccupied my time but hope to get back into reading more soon.
Enjoy your day!